THE ADVANCED RIDERCOURSE
The Advanced RiderCourse is a one-day course for experienced riders who desire to learn and practice more in-depth riding techniques.
The ARC is an action oriented class geared to introduce concepts in time and space management. The overarching goal is to provide sufficient technical information, dynamic performance feedback, and peer group interaction to achieve an increase in perceptual filtering capacities to reduce risk while riding.
In the classroom the focus is on decision making, goals, and personal limits. Classroom activities use small group discussions and interactive activities to address personal risk management strategies; to discuss options for cornering, braking and swerving; and to improve visual perception to identify collision traps. The intention is to direct and motivate riders to recognize their role in improving their skills while actively applying strategies to reduce the risks of riding. Increase performance while reducing risk...
Riding is fast paced and fun for all motorcycle types. Riders will be challenged in a variety of exercises dealing with the fundamentals of fluid control inputs to precise rider/motorcycle dynamics in both slow speed and higher speed riding. Using your own motorcycle and helmet, you’ll put into practice the techniques of managing traction, stopping quickly, cornering and swerving.
Since the course focuses on the aspect of improving a riders skills it is important to take into consideration your personal comfort with YOUR motorcycle. You will be riding it for the course. You need to be comfortable with basic control and operation of YOUR bike before taking the course. You should feel confident riding in a variety of traffic situations including cornering, stopping quickly, and general maneuvering. You're not required to master your skills prior to the course, it is only suggested that you are comfortable riding your bike, as such, you should only take the course on your bike.
As a minimum, each student must be able to ride and balance a bicycle.
Each student MUST provide and wear the following required safety gear:
- Helmet. We have loaner helmets for the Kickstart and BasicRider courses.
- Eye protection. Glasses (prescription, not fashion), sunglasses or safety glasses.
- Long sleeves in the form of a jacket, sweatshirt or a long sleeve t-shirt. Think layers. If it is hot you will want to take your jacket or sweatshirt off and you need to have long sleeves for a variety of reasons.
- Gloves. Full-finger leather or riding gloves. Absolutely NO fingerless gloves allowed.
- Pants that aren’t loose around the ankles. Leave your bell bottoms at home.
- Over the ankle footwear. You need ankle support when you are riding. Sturdy boots, over the ankles and lace-ups are acceptable. Open toed sandals are expressly PROHIBITED.
- Raingear, just in case. We call it rain insurance.
- Water, granola bars, etc. There are portable toilets but no other facilities.